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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village...

One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.

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Interesting urban village

Many artists flew to Dafen from all China, so you can find different types of business related with art: from art studios, to framing shops or art schools.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hong Kong Region, China
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Shenzhen, China
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70 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reason for an unusual poor review is because my day was a washout and I can only base it on that. Most of the shops were closed sadly. And the shopkeepers of some are temperamental. Many positives however. Great buildings and statues. The art work I did see was of a high quality. Easy to find from the metro.... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take 300RMB and you can get a family portrait in many different styles. Lots of great art for you to browse in many different forms (water color, oil, pottery etc.) Good for at least a half day.

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1 Thank Jarrett P
Hong Kong Region, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many artists flew to Dafen from all China, so you can find different types of business related with art: from art studios, to framing shops or art schools.

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Thank quijota2
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring a camera for some great pictures of China's "Montmartre". The first time I visited I went in the early afternoon, and the place was deserted, so I recommend going a little later when the lighting is better and there is more foot traffic. There aren't many places to eat nearby, so you will want to grab lunch before you... More 

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Thank Nicholas P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for some original prints, this is the place to go. The different stalls and styles will cater to any art lover out there. Be prepared to haggle the price !

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1 Thank Joscelyn W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Have heard and ready many times about this place. It's a bit outside of the town, but by the subway it's easy to reach. Take your time to visit the place, beside the great paintigs you will also finda few cool bar.

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Thank juerg k
Shenzhen, China
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I didn't have high expectations of Dafeng, but it was actually pretty good. The village is easy to visit as there's a metro station nearby. The village is within a 10 meter walk. It's quite big and requires at least half a day, or perhaps a day if you are an art lover. The village has quite some legit creative... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Went there thinking of there being a museum and some type of history behind this. Very misleading. There's just alleys of art shops. Nothing much to see if you're not interested in buying some art pieces.

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Thank DB1076
Shenzhen, China
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Such a beautiful place to walk around and visit. very easy to arrived due that it has metro Station. Its a must when you visit Shenzhen.

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Thank Janira L
Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

From Shangrila hotel at Fudian, it takes about 45mins to get there by taxi. And we spent a good 3 hours there, simply because we both appreciate art n my better half loves to paint. We saw artists painting n there were some award winning ones with paintings selling at rmb8k. Art supplies are really cheap here as compared to... More 

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